White Settlement, TX Church Shooting Commentary…

There’s not much more I can say about the latest attack on a congregation that hasn’t already been said, and it’s not even been a full 24 hours yet. I refer of course to the lone gunman who opened fire in a White Settlement, TX church and was quickly and definitively put down by an […]

Never Forget, Never Forgive!

I first wrote this four years ago… I’m posting it again with minor edits that simply reflect the passage of time. Today, please take a moment to pause and remember the many brave Americans that tragically lost their lives 18 years ago in the brutal terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I have always considered […]

An Unplanned Detour…

Robert and I took an unplanned, but worthwhile and somber detour on our way out to Alliance, Ohio today… of all the stories from 9/11, Flight 93 has always resonated with me. While it cost them their lives, the passengers and crew fought back that day and altered the course of events, no doubt saving […]

More New Books…

This post is just a quick summary of some of the books I’ve been reading lately. I will be adding them to our Recommended Reading page when I get a chance. (Robert and I have recently been discussing redoing that page to make it more concise, but aren’t sure how. If any of our readers […]

Skydiving and Gunfighting Parallels?

Recently, as a birthday gift, I surprised my wife by taking her skydiving. We both did a tandem skydive and she joined the ranks of those who have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for the fun of it. This was her first jump, and my second. In discussing our experience after the fact, […]

Parkland, Florida School Shooting Aftermath

This will be a short one, I think. I have been communicating with John in recent days about the most recent school shooting (Parkland, Florida).  We have been talking less about the incident itself and more about the aftermath.  Something about the reaction to this one seems different than all of the others. We try […]

The 2018 Great American Outdoor Show

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the NRA Great American Outdoor Show held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. As I’ve written about here on the blog in past years, the show is a sprawling collection of multiple exhibit halls and arenas. Covering firearms, archery, hunting, fishing, boating, and outdoor living and […]

What if There Was No 911?

The title of this post should give readers some idea of the direction I’ll be going with this, but I want to maintain a distinction between probable and possible. In terms of prepping, I am much more of a probable rather than the possible mindset. To that point, just last week I took a screen […]